Mobile Production Technology Lab and Mobile Production Resources Fund


Project Overview

 

The mobile production lab is a technology resource lab that will allow for Dynamo to extend our programming and services into public classrooms within local Opportunity Zone Schools. Our extracurricular programs have been extremely successful over the past twelve months and we are now taking steps to begin integrating these technological resources into the public education classroom. Our goal is for this tech to act as a resource for teachers to facilitate engaging learning opportunities that support their content standards using technology and 21st century skill building programs.

In a nutshell - Teachers will use this technology to amplify their ability to empower and equip their students and thus, they are creating well rounded learners that are better equipped to pursue professional opportunities at a much earlier age.

This is the sort of thing that allows for students to grow at an extremely rapid pace and experience a higher success rate in the academic world. When fully scaled, we will work with three partner schools each quarter for three weeks at a time (twelve schools per academic year). During each three week cycle we will work hand-in-hand with the partner educators on integrating this technology into their regular content classrooms.

Additionally, we will assist all partner schools and educators with grant writing and grant preparation so that they are able to acquire this sort of equipment full time in their schools in the future following our departure to the next partner schools.


The Problem

Chattanooga students are currently underserved and under equipped in the arts throughout our community. There is also a lack of career professional development opportunities for local students. Typically this issue falls on our local schools and teachers to find a solution. Unfortunately, they too are under equipped and underfunded.


OUR SOLUTION - The Dynamo studios mobile production lab

The mobile production lab is a technology resource lab that will allow for Dynamo to extend our programming and services into public classrooms within local Opportunity Zone Schools.

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  • The Dynamo Student Growth Model

  • Educational programming

  • 21st Century Skills growth through real World application

  • Professional opportunities for students
  • Professional development for local teachers

  • Accessibility to high end creative industry technology resources
  Students Jafet (11th Grade) and Janai (10th Grade) learning how to produce in the studio.

Students Jafet (11th Grade) and Janai (10th Grade) learning how to produce in the studio.

  Two local high school students from Chattanooga and a college student from   Lee University   learning how to engineer from our Executive Director, Kessler Cuffman.

Two local high school students from Chattanooga and a college student from Lee University learning how to engineer from our Executive Director, Kessler Cuffman.


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Who We Are Trying To Impact

  • HCDE Students

  • HCDE Teachers

  • Opportunity Zone and iZone Schools (Inner City Schools)

  • Community Organizations that offer extracurricular programs for students in Chattanooga


Technology INCLUDED WITH THE MOBILE PRODUCTION LAB

  • iMac Lab

  • Editing and production software suites

  • Multiple film and photo rigs

  • A plethora of music production equipment

  • Curriculum/lesson plan development and teacher training as well as professional development for educators

  Our student Jafet (11th Grade) working on a mix for local band   Strung Like a Horse   at the   TN Aquarium   for a   Times Free Press   broadcast produced by Dynamo Studios.

Our student Jafet (11th Grade) working on a mix for local band Strung Like a Horse at the TN Aquarium for a Times Free Press broadcast produced by Dynamo Studios.


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Why should you support this initiative?

  • It is imperative that we, as a community, support our students. IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

  • Teachers will be equipped to implement engaging and impactful lessons that address the state standards built around 21st Century Skills

  • This studio program will be grounded in the educational realm while providing a means by which real world success is entirely attainable for students.


  Local musician Mike Walker working with students from the   STEM School   on projects for our PBL program with   Songbirds Guitar Museum  .

Local musician Mike Walker working with students from the STEM School on projects for our PBL program with Songbirds Guitar Museum.

Partner schools for phase One Scaling

For this first school year we will work with 3-4 schools.

Target Schools:

  • East Lake Academy
  • STEM School Chattanooga
  • Howard High School
  • Center for Creative Arts

  One of our high school students placing mics for a recording session with local band   Westfall  .

One of our high school students placing mics for a recording session with local band Westfall.

SCHOOL CONTENT SUBJECT FOCUS AREAs

  • Art of Technology Classrooms

  • Visual Art Classrooms

  • English

  • Social Studies

  • Science

  • STEM Labs


Technology In the Classroom: For Teachers

Our goal is for this tech to act as a resource for teachers to facilitate engaging learning opportunities that support their content standards using technology and 21st century skill building programs.

In a nutshell - Teachers use this technology to amplify their ability to empower and equip their students.

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Technology In the Classroom: For STUDENTS

Our goal is for this tech to act as a resource that allows for students to effectively reach Self-Actualization. Students will achieve this growth through educational opportunities that allow for 21st Century Skills growth and professional opportunities that allow for 21st Century Skills mastery within the local community and abroad.

Additionally, the 21st Century Skills mastered by students will carry over into their personal lives, academic lives, and professional lives (regardless of their future profession). The skills grown and mastered through the professional creative realm are an essential component of any successful person’s life, which is why students must have these opportunities.

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WHat is SELF ACTUALIZATION and why does it matter?

Our end goal is to help students reach Self Actualization, and the creative industry just so happens to be a perfect catalyst to achieve just that.

Definition: The realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.


  Our student Ben (9th Grade) shooting for   Jimmy Eat World   at the   Signal  .

Our student Ben (9th Grade) shooting for Jimmy Eat World at the Signal.

WHY SHOULD STUDENTS REACH SELF ACTUALIZATION?

  • Self-Actualized People Have Peak Experiences
  • They possess self-acceptance and a democratic world view
  • They are realistic and pragmatic
  • They are motivated by a strong sense of personal ethics and responsibility
  • The Self-Actualized person is autonomous
  • Self-Actualized people are spontaneous and innovative
  • They fully enjoy the journey, not just the destination

We HELP STUDENTS achieve Self Actualization through 21st Century Skill Building and professional opportunities

  • Media Literacy
  • ICT (Technological) Literacy

  • Flexibility & Adaptability

  • Initiative & Self Direction

  • Social & Cross Cultural Skills

  • Productivity & Accountability

  • Leadership & Responsibility

  • Entrepreneurial, Economic, and Business Literacy
  • Civic Literacy

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Global Awareness


  Students Angela (12th Grade) and Grace (10th Grade) working with Jerome from the Grammy winning platinum record selling band   Switchfoot  .

Students Angela (12th Grade) and Grace (10th Grade) working with Jerome from the Grammy winning platinum record selling band Switchfoot.

Outcomes and Projected Impact

Funding for this project will allow for our team to begin working on a regular basis with several schools throughout the duration of the school year. The successful implementation of this initiative will have an unparalleled impact on Chattanooga.

  • Students in public schools - 1,250
  • Teachers in public schools - 30 +
  • Artists, Musicians, Bands - 50 +
  • Countless professional opportunities for students with local creative agencies and local businesses beyond their school and classroom.

WHY SHOULD THIS HAPPEN RIGHT NOW?

  • Our mission addresses every major initiative in Chattanooga (art, edu, culture, innovation, neighbor hood/community development) smoothly and cohesively.
  • Our programming focuses on workforce development.

  • Major changes in the local school system.

  • Dynamo has been successful without any operational funding.


Our Plan of Action

Step 1 - Acquire Y1 funding

Step 2 - Assemble and train the first Dynamo Mobile Lab teacher cohort

Step 3 - Implement mobile lab resources and programming during the Summer Break and Q1/Q2 of the 2019-2020 school year

Step 4 - Regroup and assess impact over Fall/Winter Break and plan for program implementation in additional partner schools during the Spring semester of the 2019-2020 school year

Step 5 - Assess 2019-2020 school year impact and expand mobile lab program to other HCDE schools


WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

PHASE 1 - Year 1 LAUNCH Funding need

In order to properly launch and scale this project we will need approximately $249,732.30 for startup. 

This startup launch funding will allow Dynamo Studios to:

  • Maintain and grow current extra curricular programming

  • Expand programming into local schools

  • Purchase all Mobile Production Technology Lab equipment for our in-school programming
  • Afford all operational expenses

 

PHASE 2 - Year 2 Funding and recurring costs

In order to properly maintain and scale this project we will need exactly $186,006.30 in recurring expenses.

This recurring funding will allow Dynamo Studios to: 

  • Maintain current programs and the continued implementation of production resources and programming in HCDE schools

  • Maintain all production and resource equipment

  • Expand programs to additional schools within the Hamilton County Department of Eduction

  • Provide in-school and on-site support staff

  • Afford all operational expenses


Through community partnership, Dynamo Studios cultivates an innovative culture founded in music production that is essential for the sustained entrepreneurial growth of our city. You can make a difference.

If you are interested in making a financial donation to support our programs, please click the "Sponsor & Give" button below.

If you are interested in contributing an in-kind gift or sponsoring Dynamo Studios by donating music/recording equipment, please contact us by filling out the form below. Our students can always use more gear and tech resources!

Additionally, if you have any questions regarding this specific fund please fill out the form below.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHECKING OUT WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR OUR COMMUNITY!

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